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Apr. 17th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

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[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
A few items of note:
  • The lighthouse that appeared on the edge of the forest overlooking the sea has been properly secured. If, through some opportunity of Vallo magic you are able to access it, the interior is host to powerful time magic. While exposure to it isn't harmful, it will cause time to pass within the lighthouse that isn't reflected outside of it. I advise you to avoid unless you're accompanied by a witch or wizard experienced with pocket universes and/or time magic.
  • To the Thieves guild - you know who you are - I invite you to dinner and a game next week. Thursday, perhaps? How do you do with spicy? I'll make two versions of the pad see mao if you prefer a kinder dish.
  • I seem to have borrowed a book from someone and I can't remember who it belongs to - "Voyages with Vampires"? Written by a Gilderoy Lockhart? I found it rather florid for my taste but to each his own.

That is all.

Mar. 25th, 2021


[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]meleski
[info]valloic
OSTYIA & SEREFIN
"We both know you will die an old woman, shouting orders at weaker men while your young mistresses sit around you feeding you sugared dates and hoarding my wine."
WHAT: Fighting in the Salt Mines, like one does, and then saving your childhood best friend with your newly discovered star magic, like you do.
WHERE: The Salt Mines during the final attack!
WHEN: Today, March 26
WARNINGS: Mentions of blood and injuries
STATUS: Complete!
Read more... )

Mar. 24th, 2021


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic
Right, so. I think Evie and I found the beasties' nest. Too on the nose? Serefin says it's called the Salt Mines, anyway. There was no way to get close without tipping our hand, but they definitely seem to be coming and going from there. No actual salt as far as I can tell. No obvious leader either. I'll pass on the location to the DOA and I imagine we'll mount some kind of offensive? Don't look at me, I don't organise things. I do want in though. I've a message to deliver.

[FILTERED TO DIEGO]
You better be resting, prat. You can be tetchy about us searching without you later.

Mar. 23rd, 2021


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
Hello, yes, hi, normally I would fill this space with some flirtatious banter or something...else witty, I don't know, but the things in the forest? They have cloaks and look like human birds? Are from Tranavia. They're called Vultures. They're blood mages, like we are, but they're...worked on? Tortured? We don't completely know how they're made, but they're made and then they're much more powerful. They're a bit like a secret police, a bit like a military. I was tutored by one, he was eccentric but not so bad compared to the rest of my tutors.

But when the process of becoming a Vulture goes--wrong--they lose their humanity and they're much more powerful because they do not listen to anyone or anything, they do not recognize limits, they are more monster than human. Which is what these are.

I think I am rambling a bit

Here's what you need to know. They're incredibly fast, and they fly, which yes, that is where the name comes from you're welcome. They're very good at just about everything because they do not care and they cannot be reasoned with. Once they set their minds (because they have a bit of a hive mind, I don't know more than that to explain it) to something, they will achieve that thing. Which is usually death. They use fire, mostly, but they've been known to create earthquakes, rip boulders out of the earth, that sort of thing. And then they have monster claws and teeth that have torn apart armor like a piece of paper.

You can behead them. That is it. Otherwise, they will keep going. They have no sense of pain, or compassion, or empathy, or anything. If you are going somewhere, I suggest it is in groups. I'll be out as well.

Serefin

I'll take care of it.

I am not underestimating you.

Mar. 20th, 2021


[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic

[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]thedestroyer
[info]valloic
SOS I need someone to come be my photographer and take thirst traps of me. Actual photographers, welcomed. Pervs, go home.

Mar. 15th, 2021


[info]wedobones
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[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
[ Sword Lady Enthusiasts + Baby Lesbians/Bisexual/Questioning Women ]

I got a couple of comments from you lot about wanting to see my sword, but I got distracted by showing Vanya a koala gif and things all went to hell. Not literally - hope none of you are having a bad day from that... creepy... forest... thing. ANYWAY, well, there's nothing I love more than showing my two-hander off - she's a claymore, massive, rude - and I'd be happy to take her out on a playdate if you're willing.

Meet me at the training grounds Wednesday and we'll find a nice little place. This filter's ladies only; I figure we get enough of men making "hur hur my sword is a dick" jokes in our day to day (which, to be honest, I appreciate) so if you bring a guest make sure she identifies as a woman.

And if you wanna talk ladies kissing ladies, who am I to stop you? Forsooth, I could not.

Mar. 11th, 2021


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

IC fight club reminder


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic
If anyone lays eyes on Evie Frye today, congratulations! You've succeeded where her own flesh and blood has failed. I think the super stealth suit is even out. Which means it's not just about

Anyyway, fight club is a week from Saturday and we're throwing in a side event in honour of finding literally any excuse to throw more punches after this bollocks. So if you're interested in randomly paired fights two on two, come by this week to add your name to the pot. It's just one match per person at the tail end of the night for some extra fun. We might let you pick your pairs next time, but we want to see how this fits first. Cheers.

[ooc: All bolded strikeouts are a fail strikeout. Paired fights are just for kicks and don't have a bracket or winner's purse but bets are encouraged! Standard fight club sign-ups are here and pairs fight sign-ups are here. Sign-ups end 3/18.]

Mar. 3rd, 2021


[info]wwx
[info]valloic

[info]wwx
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]wwx
[info]valloic
[FILTERED TO FRIENDS & FAMILY]
Jiang Cheng, do not be upset.

The Burial Mounds is here? How it was-- before. When it was prettier, and things were growing, and there is flourishing lotus! It's empty of people otherwise?

And the spirits are quiet too. But the cave is still there and so is my blood pool! Serefin, I have an idea.

Feb. 25th, 2021


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]brassknuckles
[info]valloic
In case anyone's curious, firefighting training hasn't killed me yet. It's made a valiant effort! But I've only thrown up once.


Alright, fine. Twice.

[FILTERED TO SEREFIN]
So there's a high-rise full of smug pricks in suits, right? Some money has carefully exchanged hands and now I have unfettered access to the building. After we sort out whether this circle of death is all hands on deck or not, do you want to race me around the office in those wheeled chairs? We can leave foul-smelling gifts for them to come back to on Monday.

Feb. 24th, 2021


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[info]wedobones
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]wedobones
[info]valloic
It's funny how unpredictably nostalgia can hit you. I don't have much to be nostalgic for - I had a wretched existence as a searingly attractive-yet-abused indentured servant back home in the dripping ossuary caverns of the Ninth - and yet the people! A tiny blot of people. Not many people, mind, but a few - they're worth missing. Sex Pal would have just loved this place. He's a scholarly type - into dusty things of Great Historical Import - whatever that is. He'd absolutely see all the shit the academics have done here and just yeet himself into the center of it. (Incidentally, Sex Pal is not a sex pal; his name is Palemedes Sextus and he is a beautiful soul trapped within an amber of bitchiness, and he deserves the nickname. I don't swing that way because have you seen boobs, but if you put a knife to my throat and I had to chose, I'd go with Fandral here at Vallo anyhow. He reminds me of a palomino. Anyway, Sex Pal is just a name he hates and pretends not to notice when I use it. Sex Pal thinks I'll stop using it if he doesn't give me a reaction. I am going to use it until the universe ends.)

Anywho, rather than sit about and mope and wonder how everyone back home is - dead and/or smug, I'd wager - I'm going to try something new - yoga! It sounds awful. I can't wait to bend myself into a plate of spaghetti and wonder what the hell past!Gideon was thinking. Anyone have any experience? Can I do it raging?

[ Filtered to Serefin ]
I've been patient, I've been sweet-tempered and just, I haven't grabbed you by the ankles and shaken you, so now I must ask: why have you been moping about looking like some aggressively-haunted Victorian doll? I didn't want to be a bother but I simply can't be mature any longer.

Feb. 22nd, 2021


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[info]ostyia
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]ostyia
[info]valloic
I am a General in the Tranavian army (which I know means not a lot to people because Tranavia doesn't exist for you, I promise, it's impressive). I am feared in our border countries--there is a curse word that was created in one because of me. I am a very, very, very good blood mage. I have spent years trudging through swamps and forests and mountains in blistering heat and freezing cold.

Why am I terrible with this stupid oven.

Feb. 20th, 2021


[info]damnvers
[info]valloic

[info]damnvers
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]damnvers
[info]valloic
I've lived in a big city in a big state for almost fifteen years now, but National City's nothing compared to Vallo. I thought I had the lay of the land, but really, I've seen barely a slice of this place.

Also - who around here can point a girl in the direction of a good bike? I feel empty without my baby here.

Private to Sara Lance )

Feb. 19th, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
[ Filtered to Friends + Department Leads + Magic Users ]

This is just a quick note to let you know that I haven't died alone in my library covered in books - I have an office now in which to do that. In recent weeks, I accepted the position of Magical Research Lead for the Department of Outlander Affairs. The previous person in this position had a number of notes I have been working through, and now that I have a decent notion of where we are, I can start planning for how I'd like us to be. Already I see several opportunities to apply the many talents and skills that we have at our disposal here at Vallo to hopefully make life more comfortable, and to offer support for those new arrivals who might add to our knowledge of Vallo's workings through their own magical talent.

I've not abandoned my current project - magical fluctuation in alternate universes - nor will I quit any existing side-projects I have agreed to. I thank you for your patience as I continue to come up to speed, and if I may assist in something with regard to magical research, please don't hesitate to reach out.

[ /Filter ]

Feb. 18th, 2021


[info]mysticism
[info]valloic

[info]mysticism
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]mysticism
[info]valloic
Back in my timeline, world, Mother Earth, whatever you want to call it - there were three Sanctums, bases for the Masters of the Mystic Arts. One in Hong Kong, one in London (RIP), one in New York. I was guardian of the New York Sanctum - it's essentially a magical library and also a place to store certain 'dark' artifacts (Brazier of Bom'Galiath, Cauldron of the Cosmos, Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, a demonic parasite in the fridge, etc). But it arrived here in the city which was a welcome surprise. I'll be taking up residence there as soon as possible. I thought I would also offer it as a meeting place for coven gatherings, just let me know first so I can have the floors waxed.

I suppose I could also use an assistant, though no one can take the place of Wong who is the only person that laughs at my jokes.

Feb. 10th, 2021


[info]wearsthehat
[info]valloic

[info]wearsthehat
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]wearsthehat
[info]valloic
AWW HELL -- no you don't you sonuvabitch; back up. I SAID BACK UP. GIT. GIT. Hey, Vallo, this here's Ashe; I had a... a thingie--- B.O.B. HERD IT AWAY FROM THE GUNPOWDER -- I had a thingie written up but it got deleted, so I figured-- I'll just say it instead of tryin' to write it-- THEY'RE COMING THROUGH THE WINDOW--

All pink and red fireworks half off through Valentines! Come and git 'em. If you help me with these gobblers I take another 20% off the top. If you blow 'em up in MY STORE I'm gonna be madder than a long-tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs. You hear me? TAKE IT OUTSIDE.

Yeah, that's right Vallo. Them turkeys? They got into the city, and they're gonna have themselves a real nice Thankskilling.

FILTERED TO OSTYIA WHASERNAME. Is this filtered? Nah, don't think it is-- shiiiiiiiit, c'mon, it's not that har--- B.O.B.!! B.O.B.!! What did I TELL you?? Get them away from the GUNPOWDER. Yeah. YEAH. Like that. USE THE SHOCK MODE ON YOUR-- yeah!!! You got it. Way to go. Okay what was I-- oh yeah OSTYIA I was gonna be subtle and coy but shit's gone sideways; you wanna knock boots this Valentines Day? I know you like dynamite, and I wanna bang, so let me know if you wanna, 'cause I'm REAL sweet, and-- what in TARNATION-- B.O.B. they're IN MY OFFICE. I'ma wring their pimply little necks with my bare hands-- B.O.B.!! DO SOMETHING.

Y'all have a nice day, ya hear? Hope to see you soon! Mwha! That's a kiss.

Feb. 8th, 2021


[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]meleski
[info]valloic
FILTERED TO JACOB, DIEGO, EVIE, AND OSTYIA. )

FIRST FILTER + THURVISHAR AND WEI WUXIAN. )

PRIVATE TO DAN. )

Feb. 6th, 2021


[info]tevene
[info]valloic

[info]tevene
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]tevene
[info]valloic
[filtered to magic users/interested touchy-feely parties - this is posted later in the evening on saturday]

Good news! For those who desired a spritz of calming lavender to assuage the need for a fainting couch over Stuff to be Touched, I assure you that all is well after our first meeting with a newly discovered local coven, who specialize in blood rituals and necromancy (which is also my specialty, though admittedly I've never used blood to Get It Done, as it were). As you may know, we've already established rapport with most of the other local covens, by way of our Outlander coven - Beketh also took some time to warm up to a group of enthusiastic interlopers eager to show off their magic, who would have thought?

We had a pleasant conversation with the new coven called Asetnerra, however, and they are open to meeting more of us. Though we asked kindly for them to dial down the dramatics and simply send a letter next time, should they wish to communicate, because. Well. No one wants a repeat of the Touching the Stuff controversy.

Feb. 2nd, 2021


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]thatdlorusbrat
[info]valloic
Well, the foray into cozy knitwear (expertly crafted by one Blue Sargent; get yours today) and tasty hot beverages has been largely pleasant, but I must say - I miss warm weather. Growing up in Quur (sweltering on a chilly day) did me no favors in terms of my temperature regulation, and I've been a bit off since Dark Vallo (is that what we're calling it?). I hope I'm not coming down with something.

And no, I haven't "touch the thing" and "received the stuff".

[ Filtered to Anyone Who Wanted a Copy of His Dark Vallo Report; Feel Free to Assume ]

Hello; you asked to be notified when my report on our mutual snow globe adventure was complete, and you'll see it attached thusly. If you're like me and would prefer a physical copy to mark the hell up, that can be arranged. I'd like to thank one Gansey for his fantastic portion on the experience on this side of the divide, as well as everyone who allowed me to interview them for the purposes of record and history.

The last section is my own suppositions about the pocket universe and how it came to be. It's largely supposition and theory, but I've made reference to other tomes that support my thoughts as needed.

Let's not do any of that again.

[ /Filter ]

[ Filtered to Shiro + Sara ]

[An attached copy of his report]

There were many heroes in Dark Vallo, but both of you were instrumental in keeping morale up. As someone who has some personal experience dealing with pocket universes, it could have gone so much worse than it did were it not for your quick thinking and stepping up. Let me know if you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss further, and feel free to disseminate this throughout the Defense Department or otherwise as you wish. There's a summary in the front of foes fought and some of the magic theory's been abridged for wide consumption.

[ /Filter ]

[info]pathofnight
[info]valloic

[info]pathofnight
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]pathofnight
[info]valloic
Did anyone else get...a weird...IDK symbol on a mirror this morning?


In blood?

And it

Asking for a friend.

Jan. 30th, 2021


[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[info]meleski
[info]valloic

[No Subject]


[info]meleski
[info]valloic
Serefin Meleski
Ostyia Rabalska
WHO Serefin Meleski & Ostyia Rabalska
WHERE An abandoned building close to Morningside in Dark Vallo
WHEN January 20 (backdated to snowglobe plot)
WHAT Two blood mages go scavaging and get more than they bargained for (aka too many skeletons)
STATUS Complete!
WARNINGS Blood and self-inflicted injuries for blood magic use.
“We need to work on a displacement spell, I don’t appreciate being moved without my consent. I don’t appreciate you being moved without my consent.” Read more... )